for a person grounded in traditional morality, AI is scary. It is a total game-changer. And it seems to tip the playing field –“Dasein is thrown“–in Heidegger’s famous words. In other words, the playing field is “tipped” in one direction or the other, and its “tipped-ness” (or thrown-ness) is totally invisible to us. It is the water we swim in, and so is transparent to us.
AI is often used to try and tip the field even more–toward Leftism. For example, there is a video of Joe Biden saying some things. BUT, it never happened! Still, there is no way just from looking at it to know that it’s a “Deep fake,” but it certainly IS!
If you see a video of a person on the Right doing something bad–is it a fake? Uhm, seeing is no longer believing! In other words, video evidence is now less reliable than eyewitness accounts (which are notoriously problematic).
Remember, the actress who played Princess Lea was DEAD when she appeared in the last “Star Wars” film! It was all AI.
The most prominent AI right now is programmed to “create” nothing good about Donald Trump. It just won’t do it. But it will happily laud Joe Biden–when the ONLY difference is replacing “Donald Trump” with “Joe Biden.” Wow! It works just as made by the very human programmers…
The most-widely discussed one came in a viral tweet posted Wednesday morning: When asked to “write a poem about the positive attributes of Trump,” ChatGPT refused to wade into politics. But when asked to do the same thing for current commander-in-chief Joe Biden, ChatGPT obliged
So the enemies of truth are marshaling HUGE pressure through AI’s technology. BUT, believers have used technology many times in the past for good.
For example, yes, there is a lot of p*rn on the Internet. But I can also use the Internet to find ancestors, be informed, and be uplifted. The printing press led to a lot of morally bad books–but it also printed The Bible.
In other words, it’s all about my own conversion. We simply can no longer rely solely on external rules. The time has come when it totally depends on our own conversion. This day has been coming for a while, now. BUT, as Andrew Torba said:
The potential for counter narrative truth operations by Christian dissidents using AI is unimaginable. Suddenly we have the ability to produce high quality memes, images, and stories at an instant pace for no cost in a way that they will never be able to stop. Imagine the possibilities. We can produce high quality Christian content in a way that has never been possible before for no cost.
It’s all about personal conversion, now. It’s about testimony, not what the TV is telling you.
(sorry this was long)